Regulation & Policy – Page 9

  • Whilst the approach often differs, national legislation is achieving remarkably similar results; improved energy security, greater resource-efficiency and cleaner, lower carbon economic growth. Photo:© Port of Rotterdam Authority, photographer F...

    Advance of climate laws increases urgency to regulate shipping emissions


    There is a growing consensus that a faster response to climate change is desperately needed. This is especially so when the science and physical impacts of global warming are telling us that the urgency to act is increasing, says Terry Townsend, Director of Policy and Deputy Secretary-General at GLOBE ...

  • Hitting 2015 sulphur targets could result in increased carbon emissions and a loss of 2,000 jobs

    Shipping sulphur targets could prove harmful


    A new report commissioned by the UK Chamber of Shipping has revealed that the 2015 sulphur emissions reduction targets for shipping companies could result in adverse environmental effects and a loss of 2,000 maritime services jobs.

  • The project would damage the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/Marine Photobank

    Lawsuit filed over Oz fossil fuel project


    According to the Center for Biological Diversity, conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the EU Export-Import Bank for providing almost AUS$3bn to finance a fossil fuel facility in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

  • The discharge of cargo residue into the sea will be permitted under defined conditions

    Intercargo worries over MARPOL changes


    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has expressed its concern over the lack of information and understanding of important changes to MARPOL Annex V for port reception facilities.

  • Siim Kallas is currently serving as Commission vice president responsible for transport

    Commitment to minimise environmental impacts


    Siim Kallas was born on 2 October 1948 in Tallinn. He is currently serving as the European Commission vice president responsible for transport. GreenPort talked with the commissioner to learn more about his life, career and the future plans of the Commission in the field of transport.

  • GreenPort Congress will be held at the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg, Germany

    The role of Ports in bridging the gap between the interests of urban and business communities


    THE 6TH GREENPORT CONGRESS will continue the theme established at previous events of examining the challenges and opportunities of developing good practice and sustainable solutions in ports.

  • There have been major accidents and problems caused by misdeclared cargo

    Dangerous goods


    According to research, last year alone ports handled at least 400 million teu and there is evidence that the general level of international trade is even higher this year, writes Mike Compton.

  • Vanhankaupunginlahti, Helsinki, part of European Union's Natura 2000 program

    At the waterfront


    Ports are placed at the waterfront, so the potential environmental impact of activities are manifold, writes José Fernandez Garcia. Here he gives an overview of a new set of guidelines that aim to help...

  • “As vessels become larger, and ports and terminals more busy, our opportunity to have an impact on improving ecological standards and environmental sustainability increases”

    Setting an example


    Henrik Kristensen, head of CSR/HSSE for APM Terminals, outlines the environmental objectives for container port and terminal operations in the 21st century

  • In a European port

    Is “safe” really safe?


    In safety, as in the environment, there is often a gap between theory and practice. Tatiana Eggert, of HPTI, investigates

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    Timber deck cargo under the spotlight


    An updated Code of Safe Practice for the carriage of timber cargo on deck is now being prepared for submission to the IMO’s DSC sub-committee. Mike Compton* reviews the probable changes to the Code

  • With an annual throughput of over 500,000 TEU

    Managing air quality and greenhouse gases


    The West African Port of Tema has been working on a project to manage air quality and reduce greenhouse gases. Harry Barnes-Dabban, Executive Co-ordinator, Ports Environmental Network-Africa (PENAf), reports

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    An Independent Professional


    In the first of three articles for GreenPort Journal, Captain Chris Haley, Secretary of the Australian Marine Pilots Association (AMPA), explains the role of the marine pilot

  • Nicolette van der Jagt

    EU transport policy – on the right road?


    Nicolette van der Jagt, secretary-general of the European Shippers Council, calls on regulators and industry to engage with each other to achieve sensible, practical emissions reductions policies

  • Rainbowing is an established means of delivering

    Dredging and nature conservation: one problem – many issues


    Conflicting dredging legislation can lead to inappropriate decisions being made that relate to local circumstances. Roger Morris*, of Bright Angel Coastal Consultants, considers the issues

  • Figure 1: The IMO’s NOx emission standards for new ship engines: Tier I applies from year 2000, Tier II from 2011, and Tier III from 2016 (the Tier III-standards apply only within NOX Emission Control Areas).

    Charge NOX emissions from ships


    Christer Ågren, of the Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat (AirClim), outlines the proposal to designate the Baltic Sea as a NOX emission control area

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    Harbour masters in ‘the Chain’


    In today’s maritime world, the role of the Harbour Master is critical not just for the effi cient docking and handling of vessels, but also in protecting the port environment, writes Ingrid Römers, Secretary of the European Harbour Masters’ Committee

  • Sound travels long distances under water

    Harbour noise and marine life


    Underwater noise in harbours is potentially damaging to marine mammals and fish. Increasingly, scientists are researching and publishing data on the impacts of various sources of underwater noise on different species. Eelco Leemans and Annemarie Kats of the North Sea Foundation explain

  • Companies such as CMA CGM have shown a real commitment to the environment.

    AirClim: “Europe needs Emissions Control Areas”


    Europe should follow the example of the US and Canada by establishing ECAs, says Christer Ågren of the Air Pollution & Climate (AirClim) Secretariat

  • I t is estimated that one out of every seven containers exported from the EU contains waste

    Time to end illegal international shipments of waste


    Major international container seaports and inland ports are crucial hubs for the transportation of waste streams, much of which is illegal. B.H. Ruessink and G.J.R. Wolters1 present the facts and threats – and make a call for action